Above the Clouds ...

Italian Shell Cameo With Putti in the Clouds, Florence ca. 1950


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Italian Shell Cameo With Putti in the Clouds, Florence ca. 1950
Italian Shell Cameo With Putti in the Clouds, Florence ca. 1950
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They frolic, the little putti on the present Italian shell cameo. In innocent nudity, the three children show themselves above the clouds, one of them only lightly covered with a waving cloth. A little man stands on a carriage and two well-fed putti pull him over a cushion of clouds. They seem a little clumsy, but that's why you immediately take them to your heart! This heartwarming scene is set in a filigree hand-forged frame of patinated silver. A small hallmark lets us locate the piece of jewellery to Florence, where it was created in the years around 1950, in the goldsmith's workshop of Figli di Vittorio Franconeri in Via Mannelli, 163 in the northeast of the city, founded in 1935. To us found the brooch from Münsterland - a fun gift for a loved one.
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To possess antique cameos was the claim of almost all great collections for centuries: We find spectacular pieces as well in the Green Vault in Dresden, in the treasury of Rudolf II, up to the great private collections like that of Baron Stosch in later times. The 18th and 19th centuries produced numerous large imprint collections of antique seal stones and cameos, which represent the antique imagery of glyptic almost in its entirety. Thus, they were not least an expression of a humanistic education. Of particular importance for the transmission of stone and shell carvings north of the Alps have always been travellers to Italy, who brought home imprints and carved stones as well as engraved shells from their educational journeys to enjoy the stories that the shells could tell. The art of cameo cutter has survived to this day in Italy, especially in the Bay of Naples, where it has been passed down from generation to generation. Today the Scuola dei Cammei in Torre del Greco is the only professional training center for cameo cutters in the world, but unfortunately the mythological theme world as a subject has been almost completely lost.
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Italian Shell Cameo With Putti in the Clouds, Florence ca. 1950
Above the Clouds ...
€ 429.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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